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OU’s EMBA in Energy Program Reports Rankings Gains

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February was full of highs for the University of Oklahoma’s Energy Institute, which saw two major rankings for its Executive MBA in Energy program. The institute, which is facilitated by OU’s Michael F. Price College of Business, received three significant write-ups in the February 2020 issue of Hart Energy’s industry magazine, Oil and Gas Investor, including the No. 1 ranking in its premiere Top 15 Energy Graduate Programs listing.

Additionally, the program was ranked No. 10 in Ivy Exec’s Top EMBA Programs in the U.S. Southwest.

“We are grateful and humbled to receive these impressive recognitions,” said Dipankar Ghosh, the ConocoPhillips Chair in Energy Accounting at the Price College of Business. “When industry pacesetter publications like Oil and Gas Investor and Ivy Exec take notice of our EMBA in Energy program, it further indicates that our faculty and staff are on the right track, that our students graduate ready to affect the workforce, and that alumni and corporate partners believe in what we’re doing. This is the culmination of several years of hard work, and we are excited to stand out among our peers.”

Ghosh also is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Accounting and the founding executive director of the Energy Institute at Price College, where he was instrumental in the design and delivery of the Energy Executive Management Program and the Executive MBA in Energy hybrid program, which launched in January 2014. The program is a 15-month, primarily online MBA program geared toward energy executives seeking to advance their careers and become leaders in the industry.

According to Oil and Gas Investor, OU’s EMBA in Energy program, which places senior energy industry experts alongside students, creates “an environment of intensive collaboration and networking” and is “carefully designed to provide students with the exact tools they need to advance.”

According to Ivy Exec’s website, “the University of Oklahoma’s Executive MBA in Energy not only provides the core functional business disciplines and skills of an executive MBA but also delivers advanced, specialized knowledge of the energy industry. OU’s 15-month, primarily online program provides you with the business tools, practical insights and critical skills essential to compete and advance in the global energy business.”

The Price College of Business Energy Institute, established in 2011, provides a community of practitioners and academics to advance innovative and sustainable solutions to the critical energy challenges facing the nation and, more broadly, the global community through education, research and outreach.

The EMBA in Energy program’s website is

Hart Energy’s website is and Ivy Exec’s website is

The Michael F. Price College of Business has experienced significant growth over the past five years in the number of faculty, staff and students and has become OU’s second-largest college, with more than 4,900 students. The College offers undergraduate, master’s, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management. The College’s Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business is a 27,000-square-foot facility located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Innovation District.

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